Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Book Review: Escape from the Past – The Duke’s Wrath by Annette Oppenlander

Escape from the Past – The Duke’s Wrath
By Annette Oppenlander
Genre: Young Adult Historical Fiction – Medieval

Book Summary

When fifteen-year-old nerd and gamer Max Anderson thinks he's sneaking a preview of an unpublished computer game, he doesn't realize that 1) He's been chosen as a beta, an experimental test player. 2) He’s playing the ultimate history game, transporting him into the actual past: anywhere and anytime. And 3) Survival is optional: to return home he must decipher the game's rules and complete its missions—if he lives long enough. To fail means to stay in the past—forever. Now Max is trapped in medieval Germany, unprepared and clueless. It is 1471 and he quickly learns that being an outcast may cost him his head. Especially after rescuing a beautiful peasant girl from a deadly infection and thus provoking sinister wannabe Duke Ott. Overnight he is dragged into a hornets' nest of feuding lords who will stop at nothing to bring down the conjuring stranger in their midst.

My Review

I love the basis of this story! A teenager, Max, enjoys gaming like most peers his age. After borrowing a game from his buddy, Max gets way more than he bargained for. He travels to the game's world! Now in medieval time, Max is literally fighting for his life. Escape from the Past is action-packed! It was interesting to read about this period from a teen's point of view. Especially one who comes from a modern time. I loved the wide range of characters from the royalty to the peasants. In the end, I feel that Max takes something emotional away from this experience and comes home to see his family in a new light. 

About the Author 

Annette Oppenlander writes historical fiction for young adults and anyone who loves stories set in the past. When she isn’t in front of her computer, she shares her knowledge through writing workshops and indulges her old mutt, Mocha. In her spare time she travels around the U.S. and Europe to discover amazing histories. The mother of three ‘former’ teens, Annette lives with her husband in Bloomington, Ind.

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annetteoppenlanderauthor/
On Twitter: @aoppenlander

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1 comment:

Annette Oppenlander said...

Hi Sage,
Thank you so much for hosting and posting a review. I'm going to check in off and on so if anybody has a question, I'll be happy to share my thoughts. Wishing everyone a great day!